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The Best Wineries in Tasmania to Swill, Sip & Savour Your Way Around

Who's ready to be enchanted by the viniferous delights, passionate winemakers and striking scenery at the best wineries in Tasmania?

Pooley Wines. Image credit: Our Coal Valley

Tasmania’s rich soil, crisp temperatures and stunning vistas make for some of the country’s best wineries. Pairing the region's exceptional wines with locally made cheeses and seasonal produce is the cherry (or grape) on top.

From the picturesque Coal River Valley right up through the scenic cradle of the state's wine industry, Tamar Valley, discover the best wineries in Tasmania located in some of the most scenic settings. Because what's better than a languid day spent swilling, sipping and savouring world-class wine with friends?

Derwent Estate Wines

Derwent Estate Vineyard 

Experience this eco-friendly vineyard the next time you're in the Derwent Valley - it's made from straw bales! Derwent Estate Vineyard is a little like stepping back in time - especially as you meander your way to the Rathbone Cottage (circa 1820) cellar door, where you can immerse yourself in history while tasting their twelve wines on offer. 

Don't miss their 2019 Calcaire Chardonnay, renowned for its focused fruit profile, unique acid line, and integrated French oak. Whether you're seated by the fire, on the verandah overlooking the river, or strolling through the beautiful grounds, you'll discover the essence of this beautiful winery in Tasmania. 

Sitchu Tip: Hungry? You need to stop by the excellent onsite restaurant, The Shed. Its menu boasts beautifully presented locally sourced produce paired with their award-winning wines - providing a culinary experience like no other. Relax and soak in the breathtaking views while you're at it. 

329 Lyell Highway, Granton

Domaine A

Domaine A 

Domaine A epitomises a grand ambition: crafting Bordeaux-inspired reds in the farthest corners of the world, honoring old-world ideals amidst the new. From their single eleven-hectare vineyard, the winemakers at Domaine A cultivate a renowned Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Pinot Noir varieties. 

They also have a legendary white you need to try, the Lady A Sauvignon Blanc, again paying homage to the wines of Bordeaux. 

Immerse yourself in the opulent charms of their renovated cellar door, where expert staff can guide you through their wines and stories. It'll be one of the finest tasting journeys you take yourself on during your time exploring the best wineries in Tasmania. 

105 Tea Tree Road, Campania

Pressing Matters Vineyard

Pressing Matters 

By focusing on varieties suited to the cooler climate of the Coal River Valley, Pressing Matters have produced premium Tasmanian wine since its beginning in 2006. From the refreshing palate of their Riesling to a truly revered Pinot Noir, no drop wavers from being exceptionally drinkable. 

You'll find the Pressing Matters tasting room in the heart of their vineyard in Tea Tree, just a short drive outside historic Richmond. It's a beautiful place to stop for a wine tasting and selection of small plates - especially when the sun is out and you can sit outside to chew the scenery. Trust us, the only pressing matter you'll have on your mind is whether to indulge in a second glass or not! 

711 Middle Tea Tree Road, Tea Tree

Small Wonder Wines

Small Wonder Wines 

Just a short drive out of Launceston, Small Wonder Wines is one of the best new wineries in Tasmania - and it's ready to welcome you with open well as a guided tasting and gourmet platter of fresh, local delicacies, of course!

This cosy cellar door is nestled within native bushland overlooking vineyards and the majestic Tamar Valley. With a focus on sustainability, they have a conscious and considered approach to the winemaking platform. The land surrounding has proven best for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. 

Sitchu Tip: Book ahead for their Summer of Music event program – they have amazing local musicians playing every Saturday and Sunday throughout January, so grab your friends and favourite picnic blanket and be ready for some sublime tunes and good times.

530 Auburn Road, Kayena 

Puddleduck Vineyard

Puddleduck Vineyard

This fun and friendly Tasmanian winery is another favourite found just a five minute drive outside of Richmond, in the Coal Valley Region. The boutique Puddleduck Vineyard adhere to a very hands-on philosophy when it comes to crafting a delicious drop of wine.

You'll love their vineyard and winery tours, available weekdays between 10.30am and 2.30pm. It's an amazing chance to see behind the scenes of a working vineyard and winery, and you will even be given the opportunity for a sneaky barrel tasting of their yet to be released Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.

Back at Puddleduck's cellar door, lock in their premium Plumm glass wine tasting experience, best served with local cheeses.

Still hungry? Whether you need to refuel from a busy few hours exploring the Coal River Valley or are just plain hungry, Puddleduck have you covered with an array of delicious plates off their Pecking Menu. If it's a nice day, you can even bring your own food to enjoy in the charming outdoor areas that surround. 

992 Richmond Road, Richmond 

Moorilla Estate (Image Credit: MONA)

Moorilla Estate

Mona's on-site winery and one of Tasmania’s oldest vineyards, Moorilla Estate is a must-try. It offers small-batch, premium wines made from estate-grown fruit. Moorilla's Chief Winemaker, Conor van der Reest, is considered a 'wild child' of the wine world, and he favours structural wines with new-world fruit and old-world complexity. His wines are crafted to reveal Moorilla’s terroir; you drink Moorilla and you drink the vineyard. All in all, what passes you lips will be a treat indeed, and you can check out the cellar door for a tasting or get sipping on the range at Mona's bars and restaurants. We're big fans of the Muse Syrah, Pinot Noir and Extra Brut. 

655 Main Road, Berriedale 

Mewstone Wines

Mewstone Wines 

A scenic 40-minute drive south from Hobart will land you in Flowerpot — a tiny dot on the map that boasts a population of 73, and a very delightful winery. Mewstone Wines specialises in premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, all of which can be enjoyed in the comfort of the architecturally designed cellar door. Floor-to-ceiling glass offers breathtaking views over the immaculate lawns, undulating vines, and across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel leading out to Bruny Island. For $25 you can enjoy a tasting of 8-9 wines (depending on the season) with locally sourced seasonal platters should you get peckish.  

11 Flowerpot Jetty Road, Flowerpot

Stefano Lubiana Wines

Stefano Lubiana Wines

A unique vineyard just twenty minutes outside Hobart, Stefano Lubiana Wines offers up one of the purest expressions of Tasmanian wine. Biodynamic and with a progressive, natural focus toward viticulture, these sixth-generation family farmers truly know how to produce some of the finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in the state. They have history and passion on their side, after all.

Amble on into their charming cellar door and fall quickly in love with their 2021 'Sasso' Pinot Noir.  

The Tuscan-inspired Estate also takes full advantage of the cascading views down the Derwent River, making it the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding or bespoke event. Their onsite restaurant Osteria Vista's $95 set menu is also worth its weight in gold, with a seasonal focus on handmade pastas and the likes of Lydall lamb, served with radicchio, pecorino and balsamic and zucchini, labneh and salsa verde.

Exquisite all round, this is one of the best wineries in Tasmania to swill, sip and savour your way around. 

60 Rowbottoms Road, Granton 

Holm Oak

Holm Oak 

Holm Oak is a Cellar Door - with a difference! Their unique sensory garden, the first of its kind in Tassie, brings their wine to life and lets you taste, smell and experience the wine in a truly immersive way. Located in the picturesque Tamar Valley, just 40 minutes from Launceston, go on an aromatic journey with their expert-led tasting tour where you can explore and gather fresh fruits and nuts and relish the flavours and scents of raspberries, strawberries, and cherries. Immerse yourself in the fragrant rose garden, herbs, citrus leaves, and pepper berries while savouring complementary wines in a serene atmosphere.

Bronze award winners at Tasmania Tourism Awards 2023 and renowned for their acclaimed pinot noir, owners Bec and Tim are passionate about wine and food and making your experience when you visit their winery one to remember.

11 West Bay Road, Rowella

Pooley Wines. (Image Credit: Our Coal Valley)

Pooley Wines 

On the outskirts of the historic town of Richmond, only 20 minutes from Hobart, lies Pooley Wines, a family-owned vineyard that has been lovingly tended for three generations. The Coach House — nestled between the rolling vine-covered hills and a Georgian convict-built home, is where guests can pull up a pew and enjoy one of their signature drops. Specialising in Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir, the staff are avid storytellers and will happily share anecdotes about the wine-making process, growing techniques, and rich history of the property. That passion ensures it stands strong as one of the best wineries in Tasmania, time and time again. 

Visitors can indulge in tastings, local cheeses and charcuterie boards daily. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays they fire up the pizza oven, serving homemade wood-fired pizzas that also cater to gluten-free and vegan diets. Pooley Wines is an excellent way to spend a leisurely afternoon, and very family-friendly to boot. 

1431 Richmond Road, Richmond 

Craigow Vineyard (Image Credit: Wines Tasmania)

Craigow Wines 

Cambridge's Craigow Wines has built up an international reputation over the years, for producing outstanding cool-climate wines. Their Chardonnay is particularly delicious. 

The Craigow land has also had a habit for attracting doctors with energy and a passion for innovation over the centuries. From newly-arrived Scottish doctor James Murdoch first being granted this land in 1822 to later generations of the Murdoch clan developing Craigow into a thriving country estate. To now, with current owner Dr Barry Edwards and his family having first planted vines on the sunny slopes overlooking Coal River back in the early 90's. The first Craigow Wines vintage was harvested in 1993 - and their wines have developed a strong, loyal appreciation ever since. 

Head there for a tasting on your next free weekend. Once a farm worker’s cottage, the wine cellar provides a charmingly scenic setting in which to taste the current vintages, with their marvellous drops a true reflection of the terroir of the Coal River Valley surrounding. The welcoming atmosphere is just an added bonus. Don't miss it. 

528 Richmond Road, Cambridge

Ghost Rock Wines

Ghost Rock Wines 

Nestled on Tasmania’s north coast, Ghost Rock Winery not only offers sensational wines and dramatic landscapes but also a full-blown gastronomic experience.  

This family-owned vineyard boasts a strong selection of wines from bubbles (the 2018 Zoe Sparkling Brut Rose is excellent, while an honourable mention must go to their Supernatural Pet Nat), to a whites selection that includes Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay. Rounding out the list is their Rose and naturally, a delectable Pinot Noir.  

The restaurant’s menu celebrates local growers, producers and makers from their corner of Tasmania, offering a three-course meal alongside more casual options like a grazing plate, Tarkine oysters or cheese selection. 

With indoor and outdoor seating, it’s a family and dog-friendly spot (weather permitting), with award-winning wines, bucolic views, and a modern Tasmania menu. A clear frontrunner when it comes to the best wineries in Tasmania. 

1055 Port Sorell Road, Northdown 

Frogmore Creek

Frogmore Creek 

Only a 15-minute drive from Hobart is Frogmore Creek Cambridge Winery. Dine amongst rolling vineyards and sip on local wines from Frogmore Creek and other wineries in the area. The menu is made up of 3 sections including from the sea, from the land, and from the garden. Our tip: arrive early and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting before you settle in for lunch. The highly acclaimed Frogmore Creek wines are from the genuine cool climate of southern Tasmania, where their grapes benefit from a long growing season amongst the pristine natural environment. These slowly-ripened grapes develop pure fruit flavours and fresh natural acidity, perfect for producing world-class cool-climate wines — making this one of the best wineries in Tasmania for oenophiles. 

699 Richmond Road, Cambridge

Stoney Rise (Image Credit: Nat Mendham)

Stoney Rise Wine Company & Cellar Door

Not your average tasting room. The new (strikingly, minimalist and sustainably) designed Stoney Rise Cellar Door is not to be missed on your adventures around the best wineries in Tasmania. Beautifully positioned overlooking Kanamaluka (River Tamar), settle in for estate-grown and made wines and snacks that include charcuterie, sardines and a serious cheese selection. 

The elegant, yet relaxed interior combined with an open outdoor fireplace and vast lawn makes it the perfect place to sit and enjoy good company. Seated wine flights of Stoney Rise's range of wines are available, along with wine by the glass and bottle.

96 Hendersons Lane, Gravelly Beach

Bay of Fires Winery & Cellar Door / House of Arras

Bay of Fires Winery & Cellar Door (+ House of Arras) 

House of Arras’ founder Ed Carr is the only non-champenois winemaker to receive a coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine Championships. It is no surprise then that House of Arras is a standout wine globally. Making the most of the ideal soil and climate combination that northern Tasmania affords, and produced using the traditional French technique, House of Arras wines can be enjoyed at its sister cellar door, Bay of Fires.  

Visitors can book one of several experiences from the Chardonnay Masterclass (90 mins) to the Sparkling Scholar (120 mins, paired with gourmet brioche sandwiches), to a Wine, Wildlife and Vineyard walk (120 mins). Each session is well-curated and expertly delivered. 

While you’re there, take a walk through the adjacent woodland and keep an eye out for the resident platypus. 

40 Baxters Road, Pipers River 

Clover Hill Wines

Clover Hill 

Since 1986, Clover Hill has been dedicated to producing premium sparkling wine in the traditional method. 

Set in an architecturally designed, rammed-earth building in Tasmania’s northern Pipers River region, the ample indoor and outdoor seating provides uninterrupted views across the vines and out to the hills beyond.  

Sparkling wine tastings start from $20, while a multi-course meal and matching wines starts at $80.  

A curated selection of cellar door experiences includes workshops and masterclasses. While it’s hard to beat the location, they cater to those further afield with virtual tastings, too. Participants will receive wine shipped to their door before joining a delicious and educational Zoom session. 

60 Clover Hill Road, Lebrina

Enjoyed our guide to the best wineries in Tasmania and looking to add a little extra culinary and cultural adventure to your day? Make plans to explore far and wide, from the delights of Hobart to the best bars in Launceston.

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